Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include morning stiffness, swollen, painful joints, joint destruction, nodules and flu-like symptoms, among others. Typically, affected joints are symmetrical on the body. Affected joints usually include wrists, knuckles, knees and balls of the feet, but any joint can be affected.
Some people with rheumatoid arthritis complain of hearing loss, a full feeling in their ears or fluid in their ear. Although hearing loss is not a common symptom of RA, it can be chronic for RA suffers. Studies over the years seem to disagree about what causes the hearing loss and whether it is really related to RA. There may be several reasons…